Waqar Younis © Getty Images
Waqar Younis applied for the post after weeks of speculation © Getty Images


Karachi: Feb 7, 2014


Former Pakistan captain and pace bowling great Waqar Younis has reportedly emerged as the ”frontrunner” to fill the vacant position of head coach after the resignation of Dav Whatmore, whose term ended this month.


The former fast bowler took over as coach in March 2010, but faced controversies including the spot-fixing scandal that led to lengthy bans for three cricketers, dissent from players, and differences with former one-day captain Shahid Afridi.


According to The Dawn, Younis applied for the post after weeks of speculation whether he would join the race following what was a controversial end to his stint as coach in 2011, and joins Mohsin Khan and ten others who have shown interest in the job.


Comparing the team to a family with its share of problems, Younis said that if the opportunity to coach Pakistan came once again, there would be no ill feelings towards anyone, adding that discipline and fitness would be his top priorities if he is handed the coaching job.


Former Pakistan captains Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram and Intikhab Alam are to be involved in choosing a new coaching team for the national side, the report added.